The postman has been!

May 1, 2014

The big free lino print giveaway project

So I had a plan which involved sending out some free artwork out to as many people as possible on Facebook. Well as many as I could manage to print anyhow. The offer was this, send me a postcard and in return I’ll send you a print that make especially for this project. I wasn’t sure how many people would take me up on my offer but throughout February I had a steady stream of A5 envelopes dropping through my door. At one point there were more envelopes with postcards in them than pizza and takeaway menus.

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I eventually ended up with a very manageable 33 postcards coming my way which I was very happy with. They came from all over the UK and came from lots of different people. Nice to hear from people I never met before. Once the month was over I began trying to think of a suitable print to send back to everyone. I wanted to keep the illustration in a postcard style format in it’s size and subject so I settled on drawing inspiration from the seafront of the town I live in. Deal has a great pier to stroll along with fishing boats lining the shoreline so I thought it would be a great idea to add some of those elements in to my design.

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It’s been a great project to work on and I think I’ll be running another giveaway later in the Summer, although I have a new slightly more ambitious plan. If you want to keep informed about when that offer will happen head over to my Facebook page facebook.com/kestercreative where I’ll be announcing new projects, ideas and work.
My little boy thought it was great fun filling up the postbox with all the envelopes.

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